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Seth Sutton

A Modern, Artistic, and Aggressive Approach to Jury Trial

My approach is modern. I understand today's juror. I know they absorb the world via screens... their laptops, desktops, televisions, tablets, smart watches, and especially their phones. Of course, there are still some "old souls" among us who read actual, full-length books and listen to symphonies and academic lectures, but they've certainly become the exception. This is why it blows my mind to see defense lawyer after defense lawyer throw up boring power points with slides that are chalk full of text and bullets and more text and bullets. I, on the other hand, employ cutting-edge, fully-animated Keynote presentations during trial, which grip and retain the jury's attention.

My approach is artistic. At the end of the day, trial advocacy is about storytelling. As a classically trained Meisner Actor from Jim Bonney Studio on 42nd St in New York City, I have mastered that art. You and I will work together to drill down into your story so I know how to make it come alive in front of a jury. Prosecutors want to keep you just a two-dimensional, villainous name on a page of a police report. I won't let that happen. The jury wants to meet the real you. I'll make sure they do.

My approach is aggressive. Look, I can't promise you will ultimately be found not guilty if you hire me. There are simply too many things outside my control. But I can promise you this... I will be the most prepared lawyer in the room on that day. And I will back down from no witness, no prosecutor, no judge. I understand that when I accept a legal fee, I'm signing up to fight for you.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Telecommunications - Texas Tech, 1996
  • Juris Doctor - Baylor Law School, 2005
  • Texas Criminal Trial College, 2007

Associations 

  • President of McLennan County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2010-2012
  • Board of Directors Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2016-2018
  • Faculty, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Education Institute 2012-2018
  • NHTSA Certified as SFST Practitioner

Case Results

State v. Aldava 

Aggravated Assault - NOT GUILY 

Aggravated Robbery - NOT GUILTY 

Engaging Org Crim Activity - NOT GUILTY 

Cause 29852-A 

Taylor County 

42nd District Court 

April 21, 2022

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State v. Machado

Aggravated Assault - NOT GUILTY

Cause 28037-A

Taylor County

42nd District Court

June 16, 2021

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State v. Machado

Robbery - NOT GUILY

Aggravated Robbery - NOT GUILTY

Engaging Org Crim Activity - NOT GUILTY

Cause 28037-A

Taylor County

42nd District Court

January 30, 2020

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State v. Knowles

Burglary of a Habitation - NOT GUILTY

Cause 2018-889-C1

McLennan County

19th District Court

January 16, 2020